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Design and stiffness analysis of A class of 2-DoF tendon driven parallel kinematic mechanism (2018)
Journal Article
Ma, N., Yu, J., Dong, X., & Axinte, D. (2018). Design and stiffness analysis of A class of 2-DoF tendon driven parallel kinematic mechanism. Mechanism and Machine Theory, 129, (202-217). doi:10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2018.07.023. ISSN 0094-114X

2-DoF Rotational mechanism is increasingly utilized in a large range of industrial applications. However, the structures of most of the existing mechanisms are very complex, which is a significant challenge for building them, due to the tight tolera... Read More

Modelling an acuated large deformation soft continuum robot surface undergoing external forces using a lumped-mass approach (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Habibi, H., Yang, C., Kang, R., Walker, I. D., Godage, I. S., Dong, X., & Branson, D. T. (2018). Modelling an acuated large deformation soft continuum robot surface undergoing external forces using a lumped-mass approach

Precise actuation of continuum surfaces in combination with continuum robotic arms that undergo large deformation is of high interest in soft robotics but of limited model-based study to date. This work develops this area towards enabling the robust... Read More

Development of a slender continuum robotic system for on-wing inspection/repair of gas turbine engines (2016)
Journal Article
Dong, X., Axinte, D. A., Palmer, D., Cobos, S., Raffles, M., Rabani, A., & Kell, J. (in press). Development of a slender continuum robotic system for on-wing inspection/repair of gas turbine engines. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 44, doi:10.1016/j.rcim.2016.09.004. ISSN 0736-5845

The maintenance works (e.g. inspection, repair) of aero-engines while still attached on the airframes requires a desirable approach since this can significantly shorten both the time and cost of such interventions as the aerospace industry commonly o... Read More